Saturday, December 20, 2008

Too Little and Too Much Sleep Makes You Fat

A study from Laval University in Quebec, Canada found that nightly sleep duration predicted future weight gain. Getting too little or too much sleep at night increases the risk of obesity. They examined nearly 300 adults, organized according to their typical sleep duration: short, 5-6 hours; average, 7-8 hours; and long 9-10 hours. Short sleep duration increased the risk of obesity by 27%, while long sleep duration increased it by 21 percent compared to average sleep duration. The results were not influenced by energy intake or daily exercise. During the six year study, short and long duration sleepers were more likely to gain 11 pounds or more than people who slept 7-8 hours per night. Good sleep patterns are critical for weight control. Get a good night's sleep every night. Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and evening. Sleep in a dark, quiet room, avoid vigorous exercise before bedtime and get up at the same time every morning. Establishing consistent sleep patterns will make you feel better and helps control body fat.

I read this article from Muscular Development.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Muscle Meal

Here's a recipe that is good for people who goes to gym in regular basis. This meal is good for body builder.

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Potatoes

What you need:

12 oz. potatoes (1/2-inch cubes)
8 oz. chicken breast
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup water
Juice from 3 three lemons
Lemon pepper seasoning

Here's how:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and water, then add the potatoes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes from the liquid and place in an 8-inch baking dish. Coat the chicken breast in the remaining liquid and place alongside the potatoes. Sprinkle the potatoes with the paprika and the chicken with lemon pepper. Bake for 30-40 minutes and then serve.

Nutrition Information
serves one

Calories: 733
Protein: 64 g.
Carbs: 75 g.
Fat: 19 g.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Vitamin D

According to the article I read Vitamin D isn't just good for your bones. A daily dose of 1,100 IU along with calcium decreases the risk for all kinds of cancer by 60 percent in post menopausal women. According to Joan Lappe, R.N., Ph.D, a professor of nursing and medicine at Creighton University in Omaha (where the breaking research on the vitamin is ongoing) says she was surprised at how effective this inexpensive, easy, safe regimen turned out to be. She takes D3 (the kind the body utilizes better) every day. So people maybe you want to try this regimen as well or add this thing to your daily ritual. Staying healthy is important .

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